Uncovered: Why IB students hit the jackpot

Students need to raise the bar to deal with the rigorous IB curriculum. But it's not merely the hard work that distinguishes an IB student from the non-IBs. To realize what makes an IB student globally competent, you need to look over the teaching method involved throughout their program.

So what helps an IB student stand out? 

Socratic Method of teaching

By talking and expressing to others, an individual learns more deeply. The IB follows a two-way conversation method of teaching that involves teachers and students, or students and students. Unlike the conventional lectures, IB students learn through debates and discussions where peers talk about ideas and gather opinions based on conversations. Through a Socratic way of learning in the classroom, IB students develop themselves as better communicators, listeners, and critical thinkers.

Research-based curriculum

IB itself is a research-driven organization that constantly puts efforts to provide its students the best possible education and equip them with advanced skills to become highly competent for the global community. The IB runs several learning and development research programs that constantly investigate the ongoing IB curriculum and evaluate students' performance. For the advanced Impact and Developed research programs, IB students grow global awareness and develop a sense of social and emotional well-being.

Part of Global community

Throughout the program, the IB students acquire advanced transferable skills, making them eligible to be a part of the international community. The diverse community of participants in the IB creates opportunities for themselves to know about different cultures and languages. IB students are well-versed in putting stereotypes aside, which helps them grow the quality to adjust with new environments. That's why most IB graduates come out as excellent university candidates.


Creativity, Activity, and Service, or CAS, is one of the essential components of the IB program. The CAS encourages the IB students to engage with communities and participate in various activities like fundraising or environmental projects. This way, the students develop them as part of a larger community and understand the values of taking action and making changes.